Impartiality has been one of the guiding principles of United Nations peacekeeping since the organization’s inception. This principle has been applied from the first deployment of blue helmets between Egyptian and Israeli troops in 1956, after the Suez Crisis. This operation supported the role of the UN as a facilitator of inter-state settlements. As a… Continue reading The United Nations in Mali: A New Approach to Peacekeeping?
Diaspora communities represent a unique tool to leverage host countries and compromise domestic security, but also a powerful opportunity for democracies to strengthen liberal groups opposing rising and established dictatorships. Two years have passed since the refugee wave that took European politics by storm. Since then, much of the continent’s leadership has settled on a… Continue reading Voice, and Loyalty: Leveraging Migrant Communities